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Onboarding Toolkit Supervisor's Guide

Congratulations on the hire of your new employee. As a supervisor, you play an important role in guiding new employees through fulfilling careers at UC Davis.

In conjunction with New Employee Orientation, this toolkit will help you prepare for welcoming and engaging your new employees through the dynamic process of “onboarding.” Onboarding begins at the time of hire and ideally continues through the first year of employment. It enables you to bring newly-hired employees up to speed with the policies, processes, culture, expectations, and day-to-day responsibilities of your department.

One of the most important things you can do during the early phases, is to encourage your new hire to spend a day learning about the University of California and UC Davis so that they begin to feel part of the community.

Research shows that providing a well-organized onboarding experience greatly increases employee satisfaction, productivity and retention. The tips, templates and resources in this toolkit will support your onboarding efforts and shorten the time until your new employees are successful contributors to your department and UC Davis.